The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) has served a search warrant in Henderson, Nevada. The warrant is connected to the 1996 unsolved murder of rapper Tupac Shakur. Metropolitan Police Lt. Jason Johansson confirmed the connection.
“The search warrant that we conducted is in connection with the Tupac Shakur case,” Johansson said. “It’s a case that’s gone unsolved and hopefully one day we can change that.” Johansson refused to make further comment regarding the search.
Shakur was 25 when he was shot four times on the Las Vegas Strip on September 13th, 1996. The shooting took place after the Mike Tyson-Bruce Seldon fight at the MGM Grand. Shakur was in a BMW with the founder of Death Row Records, Suge Knight, when the shooting occurred. His injuries ultimately claimed his life and he passed six days later at University Medical Center. Nearly 30 years later and the events of that night have been the subject of multiple films and tv specials.
In his life, Shakur produced five number 1 albums, and starred in several films. Shakur was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017. He made a large impression on the rap and hip hop scene in California. One that is still felt today as many musicians credit him as their inspiration.
LVMPD have not released any information regarding the results of the search warrant, only the connection to the cold case. We will report more once more information is available.